(By member Javon)
Before I start, I would like to thank Vic for the ability to post my thoughts and ideas. It really is an honor. As this is my first post, I will begin with an important decision that I decided recently. I decided to type small light novels to improve upon my writing skills, become more innovative, and gain knowledge to become a true writer.
When I first became a member of Vic's Lab, I did so with only one objective on my mind: to publish Twins 99. Twins 99 is a light novel that I have been creating for two years. I have typed many chapters, revised many plot-lines, and other crucial details to the story. Do you know the reason why I struggled so much with this novel? It is because I came into the world of writing with no knowledge whatsoever. To make things more difficult, I didn't like reading or writing. I only liked to create ideas and all that doesn't translate well when you're typing chapters. I constantly froze on how to word certain phrases and how I should write specific conversations. It was a different environment for me.
The other writers on Vic's Lab could easily tell that I was inexperienced as their reviews of my old chapters of Twins 99 were long, detailed, and accurate. I kept attempting to force myself to write for the sake of Twins 99 when I should have been writing for myself. What kind of person becomes a writer for the success of one novel? That is not a writer, and that isn't a way to get yourself to enjoy writing. If I am going to devote my career to writing, I need to write more. I need to know what I am writing and what it means. I will also need to read more and understand the author's message while comprehending the setting of the story and mindsets of the characters. Basically, I just need to read and write more.
The day I love writing just to write and reading just to read is the day that I will be ready to continue on with Twins 99. Until that day, I will create small light novels with different genres to test and improve my writing ability as well as my vocabulary usage. I should have at least one chapter released soon. It will be a comedy called Problem Prodigies. So, I will first test my ability at making comedy, amusing characters, and a decent story.
Please look forward to it and thank you for letting me speak my thoughts.